|Multi Media Resource To Help Teach Research And Evidence In Health Sciences|
George Murley. Interview on Youtube, and WikiversityProviding effective research training to students early in their studies is critical for development of competency in evidence-based professional practice. Furthermore, we find that our students generally do not understand the critical nature of research as it relates to their training and clinical practice.This project developed multimedia online modules to support the teaching of introductory research and evidence in health...
Keywords: research skills; health; education
|ANTSSite-CINAHLEBSCOManagingFolders - ANTS|
Demonstrates how to use the folder system, including how to share folder items with others, in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database (EBSCO 2.0 version). Includes instruction on how to set-up an My EBSCOhost account. Created by Duncan Dixon on Dec. 3, 2008 using Adobe Captivate 3. Approximately 4:19 minutes. The Adobe Captivate 3 source file and .swf file for this tutorial are available from the ANTS repository at the University of Calgary: https://dspace...
Keywords: research skills; database tutorial; information literacy; CINAHL; nursing; allied health
|CINAHL EBSCO 2.0 VisualSearch - ANTS|
A demonstration of the visual search in the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database. Grouping, sorting, filtering, and displaying search results using the faceted menus of the visual search are covered. Created by Duncan Dixon on Dec 3, 2008 using Adobe Captivate 3. Approximately 2:02 minutes. The Adobe Captivate 3 source file and .swf file for this tutorial are available from the ANTS repository at the University of Calgary: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1...
Keywords: infomration literacy; research skills; database tutorial; CINAHL; nursing; allied health
|ERIC ED302252: Education Research Handbook. - ERIC|
This handbook is designed as an introduction to the process of library research in the field of education. To illustrate the process, a sample topic is developed from a broad concept through a well-developed topic for a research paper. Following an overview of a successful research strategy, the chapters are organized in the order of a typical strategy: (1) encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries; (2) library catalogs; (3) Library of Congress call numbers; (4) determining locations of books; ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; Educational Research; Higher Education; Library Instruction; Library Skills; Research Skills; Search Strategies
|ERIC ED374047: Process Induction: Researching Skills Development across the Social Studies Curriculum. Middle Grades. - ERIC|
This document discusses the use of process induction and the proactive action model to teach research skills across the social studies curriculum. Process induction is the ability of an individual to transfer schema related knowledge and skills to other situations and settings, to use knowledge and process skills in new and diverse instances to solve problems and resolve conflicts. The proactive action model (PAM) can be used to nurture and enhance students' inquiry and discovery in classrooms a...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Research Skills; Skill Development; Social Studies
|ERIC ED350593: Student Research Handbook. Secondary Level. School District #36 Survey. - ERIC|
Designed to be accessible for students and teachers and to provide models and alternatives for conducting research, this handbook serves as a common reference source for research in all subjects within schools and across school districts. The handbook includes sections on establishing a topic; finding information; developing an outline; making and organizing notes; preparing material for presentation; and preparing the extras (such as endnotes and bibliographies)...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Foreign Countries; Notetaking; Outlining (Discourse); Research Papers (Students); Research Skills; Secondary Education; Student Research; Writing Assignments; Writing Skills
|ERIC ED376538: Changing Types of Sources for Extemporaneous Speaking. - ERIC|
In college-level forensic competitions, the three major weekly magazines, "U.S. News and World Report,""Time," and "Newsweek," are taking a beating. Students are purposely looking for specialized sources; they firmly believe that judges look down on the use of these weekly publications. Indeed, judges do seem to be rewarding students for the number of sources as well as their uniqueness. The advantage to this trend is that students are learning the importance of an argument well-grounded in dive...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Credibility; Debate; Higher Education; Information Sources; Periodicals; Research Skills; Speech Communication; Student Research; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED320584: Library Research Workbook. - ERIC|
This workbook contains 10 chapters describing the various phases of planning and conducting library research: (1) The Libraries at NCSU (North Carolina State University); (2) The Research Paper; (3) Understanding Call Numbers; (4) Locating Background Information Using Encyclopedias; (5) Locating Information in Books (including sections on using the library's online catalog to conduct author, subject, and title searches); (6) Locating Books in the Library; (7) Locating Information in Periodical A...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Libraries; Higher Education; Information Seeking; Library Instruction; Online Searching; Research Libraries; Research Skills; Search Strategies; Workbooks
|ERIC ED370026: Prediction of Research Self-Efficacy and Future Research Involvement. - ERIC|
Although graduate programs hope that their students will be committed to research in their careers, most students express ambivalence towards research. Identifying the variables that predict involvement in research thus seems crucial. In this study 136 doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines completed the Research Self-Efficacy Scale (RSES) along with a demographic questionnaire. The RSES was designed to measure self-efficacy beliefs regarding one's ability to successfully perform var...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Graduate Students; Higher Education; Predictor Variables; Research Methodology; Research Skills; Researchers; Self Efficacy; Social Science Research
|ERIC ED370027: A Factor Analysis of the Research Self-Efficacy Scale. - ERIC|
Counseling professionals' and counseling psychology students' interest in performing research seems to be waning. Identifying the impediments to graduate students' interest and participation in research is important if systematic efforts to engage them in research are to succeed. The Research Self-Efficacy Scale (RSES) was designed to measure self-efficacy beliefs regarding one's ability to successfully perform various research-related behaviors...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Factor Analysis; Graduate Students; Higher Education; Predictor Variables; Research Methodology; Research Skills; Researchers; Self Efficacy; Social Science Research
|ERIC ED339382: Collaborative Teaching and Critical Assessment of Resources: A Workshop for Faculty and Librarians. - ERIC|
This collection of materials for a 2-day workshop on collaborative teaching, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and critical assessment of resources includes an agenda for each day; workshop goals; guidelines for preparing an annotation; a letter to participants that accompanied four articles for them to read before the workshop; information on each of the presenters; bibliographies or lists of suggested readings on library and faculty collaboration in undergraduate teaching, library skill...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cooperative Learning; Critical Thinking; Higher Education; Librarians; Library Instruction; Research Skills; Teacher Workshops; Team Teaching; Transparencies
|ERIC ED329251: Making Real Changes: Course Integrated Instruction and Its Impact, A Case Study. - ERIC|
Efforts have been made by the Cornell University Libraries (New York) reference staff to assist students with their library research for a popular undergraduate course in human sexuality. Librarians have found the course to be a serious problem for both their reference and stack collections as most students do not understand research strategy, tend to leave their assignment (a short research paper) until the last minute, and are nearly all looking for the same materials at the same time...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; Annotated Bibliographies; Course Integrated Library Instruction; Higher Education; Library Services; Reference Services; Research Skills; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED314985: Avoiding "Profscam": For Accounting Educators. - ERIC|
In partial response to a recent best-seller decrying the so-called "ProfScam" scenario whereby professors downgrade undergraduate teaching in favor of often irrelevant research, the paper offers guidance to accounting faculty seeking to undertake meaningful publishable research. Recommendations are given for four stages in the research process: (1) For the planning stage, faculty should concentrate their efforts within the established body of research and remain current with the latest research ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Accounting; College Faculty; College Instruction; Faculty Publishing; Higher Education; Research Opportunities; Research Reports; Research Skills; Writing for Publication
|ERIC ED301100: A Second Look at the Relation of Research Assistantships and Research Productivity. - ERIC|
A study was conducted to: depict the current types of research assistantships in universities; ascertain students' perceptions of their assistantship experiences; depict the specific activities of research assistants; determine whether today's assistantships provide a genuine research apprenticeship; and compare today's assistantships with those considered predictive of later research productivity...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Assistantships; Educational Opportunities; Graduate Students; Higher Education; Productivity; Research Assistants; Research Skills; Student Attitudes; Universities
|ERIC ED318362: An Assessment of the Utility of Types of Educational Research Assistance: Perceptions of Faculty at the Historically Black Institutions of the University of North Carolina. - ERIC|
This study assessed the perceptions of faculty employed by the historically black institutions of the University of North Carolina, concerning the personal utility of activities to increase their educational research participation or to gain educational research skills and knowledge. The study was part of a pilot project to develop strategies to encourage and facilitate increased educational research participation of the faculty...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Black Colleges; College Faculty; Demonstration Programs; Educational Research; Faculty Development; Higher Education; Research Skills; Skill Development; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED319307: Student Journals: A Strategy for Teaching Research Methodology to Undergraduate Students. - ERIC|
The paper describes a professor's use of student "research journals" as a means to encourage students to follow proper research methodology in developing a term paper. Students were required to make a dated entry whenever research work was done including topic selection and narrowing, preliminary background reading, aids consulted, online searches, and use of interlibrary loans. Instructor feedback on journal entries provided for individualized advice and guidance...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Course Organization; Higher Education; Journal Writing; Research Methodology; Research Papers (Students); Research Skills; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED302253: Library Research Workbook. 3rd Edition, Revised. - ERIC|
Designed to be used in an English course at the University of Houston, this library skills workbook includes lessons and multiple-choice exercises on the following topics: (1) a floor plan of the main university library; (2) catalog records; (3) catalog access points; (4) using the catalogs; (5) locating books; (6) encyclopedias; (7) dictionaries; (8) almanacs and statistical sources; (9) general periodical indexes; (10) specialized periodical indexes; (11) biographical indexes; (12) newspaper i...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; Higher Education; Library Instruction; Library Materials; Library Skills; Reference Materials; Research Skills; Search Strategies; Workbooks
|ERIC ED347532: Rethinking the Research Paper. - ERIC|
With rare exceptions, the assignment of a research paper elicits groans from students and sighs from their teachers, or worse. While the research paper became a fixture in composition textbooks and classrooms by the 1940s, its origins can be traced to fundamental changes in the American academy after the Civil War. The language of the term paper was expected to be objective, reflecting the then popular assumption that writing was a neutral and transparent mechanism for transmitting discovered kn...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational History; Freshman Composition; Higher Education; Personal Writing; Research Papers (Students); Research Skills; Student Research; Writing Assignments
|ERIC ED349308: Qualitative Interviewing and the Art of Questioning: Promises, Possibilities, Problems, and Pitfalls. - ERIC|
This paper summarizes practical strategies that qualitative researchers can employ to improve their interviewing skills. The first section, "The Art of Questioning: Wording Makes a Difference," presents several guidelines: (1) questions should be short and precise; (2) ask only one question at a time; (3) avoid questions in which the answer is either given or implied; (4) be cognizant of interviewees' use of language (i.e., dialects, idioms, jargon, slang) and use language that is understandable...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Higher Education; Improvement; Interviews; Personal Narratives; Qualitative Research; Questioning Techniques; Research Skills; Researchers; Skill Development
|Episode 6 - Research Skills - Penny Ryder|
The purpose of Link4Learning is to strengthen the partnership between parents and teachers in education. This podcast focuses on education related issues with tips for bridging the home/school gap. Ideas and suggestions include "real life" examples as well as internet based resources. To begin with, the focus is on K-6 education supporting children and their families with English and Math. We will also consider how parents can become involved through School Board or Parents Groups...
Keywords: link4learning; link 4 learning; link for learning; parents; advice; research skills; children; education; organising ideas
|ERIC ED354854: Where in Louisiana [with] Teacher Manual. - ERIC|
The first part of this document is a report describing "Where in Louisiana," a program model using IBM LinkWay (i.e., a multimedia software package providing tools to merge text and graphics) that was created as a cooperative learning activity to enhance and expand state studies. The introductory report discusses ways the model promotes learning, capabilities of LinkWay, and suggested project organization; an address for ordering a free copy of the program on diskette is provided...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Authoring Aids (Programing); Computer Assisted Instruction; Computer Literacy; Cooperative Learning; Courseware; Curriculum Enrichment; Elementary Secondary Education; Hypermedia; Models; Online Searching; Research Skills; Social Studies
|ERIC ED352038: Hypermedia and Research Methodology: An Associative Research Model. Final Report. - ERIC|
The purpose of the project described in this three-part report was to test the value of hypermedia for library instruction. The project included the development of a hypermedia program built around a marketing topic; implementation and testing of the program with one group of students assigned to use the new program; evaluation of the project by an outside evaluator; and a follow-up phase that included project modifications...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Authoring Aids (Programing); College Libraries; College Students; Computer Software Development; Higher Education; Hypermedia; Individualized Instruction; Instructional Effectiveness; Library Instruction; Research Skills
|ERIC ED353975: Resource-Based Teaching and Learning; A Workshop. - ERIC|
This guide for a workshop offered in Queensland, Australia on resource-based teaching and learning strategies for flexible delivery of curriculum lists workshop objectives and program topics and provides background on the presenters. The following program topics are then discussed in more detail: (1) definitions, requirements, and advantages of resource-based teaching and learning; (2) flexible delivery in a business setting, within the classroom, or through individual study; (3) the impact of c...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classification; Cognitive Processes; Competency Based Education; Curriculum Development; Educational Strategies; Flexible Progression; Foreign Countries; Information Retrieval; Learning Strategies; Postsecondary Education; Research Skills; Workshops
|ERIC ED349218: Investigating in the Social Subjects. SCRE Project Report No. 34. - ERIC|
This report discusses findings from a research project examining the demands made on students and teachers by the "investigations" (or research) required of students in social subjects in Scottish schools. Students and teachers in six secondary schools in Scotland were interviewed, and it was found that teachers were seriously concerned about the demands made by the investigations upon them. However, students found investigations enjoyable and valuable, and they did not think they were particula...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Policy; Educational Research; Foreign Countries; Intermediate Grades; Research Skills; Secondary Education; Social Studies; Student Attitudes; Student Educational Objectives; Student Research; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED367373: Student Attitudes toward Bibliographic Instruction. - ERIC|
This study was designed to determine what value, if any, college students place upon library use instruction. A survey conducted on a random sample of college and university students working at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, during the summer of 1990 was designed to determine the type and amount of library instruction each student has received and if he or she found or would find it beneficial...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; College Students; Higher Education; Information Literacy; Interviews; Librarians; Library Instruction; Library Services; Library Skills; Questionnaires; Research Skills; Student Attitudes; Tables (Data); Users (Information)
|ERIC ED359953: Library Skills for Psychological Research: A Workbook for Psychology 121. 3rd Edition. - ERIC|
This workbook on library skills for psychological research covers: (1) how to look up books by title or author, including an introduction to STARS (the Stony Brook Automated Retrieval System); (2) how to find books by subject using STARS and how to consult the Library of Congress List of Subject Headings; (3) the kinds of informational questions in psychology that can be answered with reference works and the types of reference books available; (4) the importance of journals for psychological res...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Libraries; Course Integrated Library Instruction; Government Publications; Higher Education; Library Skills; Newspapers; Online Catalogs; Online Searching; Periodicals; Psychology; Reference Materials; Research Skills; Search Strategies
|ERIC ED357527: Research Survival Skills: Preparing a Master's Thesis, Field Project or Doctoral Dissertation. - ERIC|
This paper is intended to give graduate level special education students (and others) a structure to facilitate completion of a field study/thesis for a master's degree or a dissertation for the doctorate. First, a format for a dissertation/thesis proposal is suggested and guidelines are offered for development of the proposal. The importance of a thorough review of the relevant research is stressed in a discussion on types of sources, which also considers use of computers for literature searche...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Doctoral Dissertations; Graduate Students; Graduate Study; Higher Education; Information Sources; Masters Theses; Research Skills; Special Education; Student Research; Study Skills; Time Management; Writing for Publication
|ERIC ED331081: Direct Quote and Reference List Entry Faults and Errors in a Sample of Articles from the "American Educational Research Journal," Compared With Findings from Previous Research. - ERIC|
A study compared the nature and frequency of faults and errors in reference list entries and direct quotes selected from 78 articles in 8 issues of the "American Educational Research Journal" (AERJ) with authors sampled from 10 previously studied journals. All departures from the original (additions, omissions, or changes) were labeled as either a word or punctuation deviation. Of 856 AERJ reference list entries that were retrieved, 46.26% contained at least one fault or error, which is similar ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Citations (References); Comparative Analysis; Error Patterns; Reliability; Research Methodology; Research Problems; Research Skills; Scholarly Journals; Scholarly Writing; Scholarship; Writing for Publication; Writing Research
|ERIC ED331451: Mentoring in Higher Education. - ERIC|
This paper describes a research project that examined the impact a mentoring program had on college faculty and students. The program was designed to provide a collaborative research experience for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The goals of the program were to assist graduate students in establishing mentoring relationships with faculty, develop their research skills, and help them to select research topics for their doctoral dissertations...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Case Studies; Graduate Study; Helping Relationship; Higher Education; Interpersonal Relationship; Mentors; Professional Development; Research Skills; Significant Others; Student Improvement; Student Research; Teacher Student Relationship; Undergraduate Study
|ERIC ED340385: Assessing the Value of an Information Literacy Program. - ERIC|
This is the final report of a 2-year project that evaluated a formal information literacy instruction program at Cornell University's Mann Library (New York). An evaluation study surveyed graduates of Mann Library's instruction program to determine which skills were retained by students and were useful in their careers after graduation; in addition, employers of Cornell graduates were surveyed to identify which information skills and knowledge are desirable in an entry-level employee...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Libraries; College Outcomes Assessment; Competence; Employment Qualifications; Graduate Surveys; Higher Education; Information Management; Library Instruction; Occupational Surveys; Program Evaluation; Research Skills; Technological Literacy; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED320881: Research Methods Courses and Post-Bachelor's Education: Effects on Teachers' Research Use and Opinions. - ERIC|
This study assessed the contribution of training in research methods and post-bachelor's education to explaining teachers' self-reported use of research in their classrooms and their opinions about research. Subjects were 441 teachers from 2 Midwestern states. Significant differences in use of research were found for degree held (bachelor's, advanced degree) and for whether coursework in research methods had been taken...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Research; Degrees (Academic); Graduate Study; Higher Education; Preservice Teacher Education; Research Methodology; Research Skills; Research Utilization; Scholarship; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED384897: Information Management and Composing: Reassessing Our Research Paper Protocols. - ERIC|
The term "research paper," in the sense of researched paper, is a tautology: all expository discourses are researched in some way. One of the first duties of writing instructors is to help students see the difference between reporting on information that already exists about a topic, in what is sometimes referred to as a "library paper," and using information as evidence to support a claim or to illustrate a generalization...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Data Collection; Data Interpretation; Higher Education; Inquiry; Persuasive Discourse; Research Methodology; Research Papers (Students); Research Skills; Scholarship; Writing (Composition); Writing Instruction
|ERIC ED320583: Georgia College Libraries Handbook for International Students. - ERIC|
This first edition of the Georgia College Libraries Handbook provides: (1) an introduction to academic and public library service in Milledgeville, Georgia; (2) a general introduction to operating procedures and facilities of the Ina Dillard Russell Library; (3) a description of the library's collections (books and other cataloged materials, the periodical collection, U.S. Government Documents, ERIC documents, college catalogs, telephone directories, and special collections); (4) a directory of ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audiovisual Aids; College Libraries; Foreign Students; Higher Education; Information Seeking; Information Services; Library Collections; Library Guides; Library Instruction; Research Skills; Search Strategies
|ERIC ED343130: Autobiographical Writing and the Building of a Freshman Composition Research Community. - ERIC|
For some instructors, the use of students' own experiences has proven to be an extremely useful starting point in the college composition classroom. In a first semester freshman composition course, students wrote autobiographies in which they examined different perspectives of the many communities in which they lived. Students then used the collection of their essays in an ethnographic study of the social construction of groups and the nature of relationships...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Autobiographies; Cooperative Learning; Freshman Composition; Higher Education; Peer Evaluation; Perspective Taking; Research Skills; Student Research; Undergraduate Students; Writing Assignments
|ERIC ED356771: Curriculum Influences on Reader Education in the TAFE Environment. - ERIC|
This paper describes competency-based training and open learning, two methods of teaching/learning that are having a significant effect on the education offered through Australia's Technical and Further Education (TAFE) program. The paper defines competency-based training and open learning and details the broad impact they are having on resource services delivered through the TAFE college library. Two approaches to providing learners with research process skills that will harmonize with these te...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Change Strategies; Competency Based Education; Course Integrated Library Instruction; Foreign Countries; Information Literacy; Library Role; Library Services; Models; Open Education; Postsecondary Education; Research Skills; Vocational Education
|ERIC ED322924: Teaching Research Strategy to Undergraduates. - ERIC|
After briefly tracing the development of modern bibliographic instruction since the 1870s, this report concentrates on the characteristics of bibliographic instruction in the past decade. It points out that the 1980s, dubbed the "second generation" of library instruction, saw an increased emphasis on preparing students to deal critically with the information they find, rather than simply helping them to find the information...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; Course Descriptions; Higher Education; Library Instruction; Reference Materials; Research Design; Research Skills; Search Strategies; Student Research; Teaching Methods; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED322536: The Research Paper and Postmodernist Pedagogy. - ERIC|
The freshman research paper is the most institutionalized writing assignment in the academy, with the possible exception of the dissertation, and the research paper in general (of which the dissertation may be a species) is the most institutionalized genre of student writing, at least in the humanities. First, the research paper is the most time-consuming assignment of the semester and includes a variety of involvement of library staff, writing centers, teaching assistants training programs, and...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College English; Critical Thinking; Freshman Composition; Higher Education; Instructional Innovation; Postmodernism; Research Papers (Students); Research Skills; Writing Assignments; Writing Processes
|ERIC ED321259: Evaluating Sources: Strategies for Faculty-Librarian-Student Collaboration. - ERIC|
In one university, bibliographic labs were developed to help students retrieve and evaluate sources in the disciplines of history and literature. The labs were designed not only to provide training in the skills necessary for preparing a research presentation and paper, but to build on the foundation of faculty-librarian-student collaboration to actively engage the students as readers of primary and secondary texts, as listeners in a lecture, and as teachers themselves...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cooperative Learning; Discovery Learning; Educational Resources; Evaluation Criteria; Higher Education; Learning Activities; Library Skills; Research Skills; Teacher Student Relationship; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED339370: Assessment of Library Skills and Traits of Entering and Lower Level English Students, Northern Michigan University, Olson Library. - ERIC|
This report presents the results of a study conducted at Northern Michigan University's (NMU) Olson Library to determine the adequacy of the preparation of NMU students for library research, the soundness of the instructional objectives set for the freshman and sophomore class levels, and possible weak points in the program's coverage. The Library Skills Test developed by the Illinois Association for College and Research Libraries was the instrument used in the study...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Libraries; Higher Education; Information Seeking; Instructional Effectiveness; Library Instruction; Library Skills; Prior Learning; Research Skills; Undergraduate Students; Users (Information)
|ERIC ED327216: Information Skills for an Information Society: A Review of Research. ERIC Digest. - ERIC|
Living in an "information society" implies dealing with a barrage of information on a daily basis, with success and survival dependent on the ability to locate, analyze, and use information skillfully and appropriately. Information literacy, which has been defined as the ability to effectively access and evaluate information for a specific need, requires certain integral skills, including the ability to evaluate information or to plan a search strategy...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Course Integrated Library Instruction; Curriculum Development; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Information Technology; Learning Resources Centers; Library Skills; Media Specialists; Research Skills; School Libraries; Users (Information)
|ERIC ED326506: So You Want To Do Research! A Guide for Teachers on How To Formulate Research Questions. - ERIC|
This booklet was written to help teachers plan their own research. It concentrates on how to translate an issue of general concern to a teacher or group of teachers into a worthwhile and feasible piece of research. The booklet is divided into four sections: section 1 deals with the purpose of doing research. It stresses that research questions can be developed if it is clearly understood why the research is needed...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Research; Elementary Secondary Education; Foreign Countries; Higher Education; Research Design; Research Methodology; Research Skills; Teacher Education; Teacher Researchers; Theory Practice Relationship
|ERIC ED310021: Performing Research in Sociology Classes To Enhance Learning: An Evaluation. - ERIC|
Two problems are encountered by faculty when teaching introductory social science courses. First, most students are only passive recipients of the information made available to them; second, they seldom appreciate the relevance of this information to their own lives. The primary objective of the project described in this paper is to involve students actively in research while learning course content by having students define and apply major social concepts, use traditional and alternative data s...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Literacy; Data Analysis; Higher Education; Learning Experience; Library Skills; Research Design; Research Methodology; Research Skills; Social Sciences; Sociology; Student Research
|ERIC ED376818: LIBS 1000: A Credit Course in Library Skills at East Carolina University. - ERIC|
East Carolina University, Greenville (North Carolina) uses a semester hour credit course as its method of teaching library-research skills to freshmen. The course is required of all new students and is designed to introduce them to the academic library. The usefulness of the course was studied through an exploration of attitude changes among 110 students taking the course. Most students indicated that they had previous instruction in library skills...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; Attitude Measures; College Freshmen; Credit Courses; Higher Education; Library Instruction; Library Skills; Pretests Posttests; Research Skills; Skill Development; Student Attitudes; Surveys
|ERIC ED363896: "How Do They Know That?" Teaching Students To Trace, Read and Critique Research Cited in Texts. - ERIC|
This paper describes the rationale and purpose of a library assignment (suitable for 100- and 200-level communication courses) designed to expose students to concepts about communication research. The assignment encourages students to explore the library, enhances their understanding of the research process and scholarly journals, helps them discover methods of locating articles cited in textbooks, and develops rudimentary skills needed to read and critique scholarly journal articles...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Communication Research; Higher Education; Library Instruction; Research Reports; Research Skills; Scholarly Journals; Skill Development; Student Reaction; Teaching Methods; Undergraduate Students; Writing Assignments
|ERIC ED314344: Collaborative Learning: Experiences of A Qualitative Research Class. AERA Presentation Scripts. - ERIC|
Twelve graduate students from a variety of fields who were enrolled in a qualitative research class met in an informal setting that facilitated a collaborative learning mode--defined in this presentation as a method of group interaction whereby all members learn from each other's experiences, scholarship, and skills. The first of the six papers making up this document gives a general introduction to the project...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cooperative Learning; Experiential Learning; Group Discussion; Higher Education; Intergroup Relations; Qualitative Research; Research Problems; Research Skills; Researchers; Self Directed Groups; Student Experience; Student Research
|ERIC ED375099: Mentoring for Professional Development of Tertiary Educators. - ERIC|
This paper reports the results of 4 years of a mentoring program at the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) that has been directed to developing the research aspirations and performance of ex-Melbourne College of Advanced Education staff who are coping with increased research demands following the 1989 amalgamation with the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Education. Participants for the program each year were selected on the bases of their research performance or potential and the...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Researchers; Faculty Development; Foreign Countries; Higher Education; Mentors; Program Development; Research Projects; Research Skills; Schools of Education; Teacher Education Programs; Teacher Educator Education
|ERIC ED300800: I've Got a Project on... - ERIC|
Intended to help teachers and others to think through their roles in assisting children to become more effective learners, this book focuses on the contribution which project studies can make to that objective. The book is divided into (1) "Types of Projects"'; (2) "Starting Out"; (3) "Relating Projects to Other Experiences"; (4) "The Role of Parents"; (5) "Facing Up to Plagiarism"; (6) "Developing Children's Research Skills; (7) "Getting Clear about Projects"; (8) "Teaching Processing Skills"; ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Elementary Education; English Instruction; Experiential Learning; Foreign Countries; Language Arts; Plagiarism; Research Skills; Student Projects; Student Research
|ERIC ED318348: Continuation Proposal to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (1988-89) for a Project To Enhance the Educational Research Awareness of Faculty in the Historically Black Institutions of the University of North Carolina. - ERIC|
This report of the Project to Enhance the Educational Research Awareness of Faculty in the Historically Black Institutions of the University of North Carolina includes its first annual report of project activities, presenting information on the eight Educational Research Fellows, the mentorship program, a workshop on oral presentation of research findings, and participation in conferences, associations, and workshops...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Black Colleges; Educational Research; Faculty Development; Higher Education; Mentors; Perception; Program Development; Program Evaluation; Research Needs; Research Opportunities; Research Skills
|ERIC ED382196: Searching across the Curriculum. An ESEA Chapter 2 Project. - ERIC|
In order to use new educational technologies effectively and to help students cope with the mass of information that has become available, librarians have begun to develop strategies and lessons to instruct students in searching. There has been, however, no detailed curriculum in the schools to ensure that students and teachers in grades K-12 are using a logical, consistent, and sequentially ordered research process...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; Curriculum Guides; Elementary Secondary Education; Information Retrieval; Information Seeking; Information Skills; Information Technology; Lesson Plans; Library Instruction; Library Skills; Research Skills; Search Strategies
|ERIC ED302251: Business Research Handbook. - ERIC|
This handbook is a guide to doing business research in a university library. Following library location and orientation information, the first section discusses the research paper, i.e., thinking about the topic and planning a research strategy, the flow of information over time, and evaluating sources. Finding and using books, journal articles, newspaper articles, government documents, and statistical information are covered in the next section...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Libraries; Business; Higher Education; Library Instruction; Library Materials; Library Skills; Online Catalogs; Reference Materials; Research Skills; Search Strategies